Psychotherapy

Clinical-TherapyPsychotherapy involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of emotional, behavioral and mental health issues. Psychologists are uniquely trained in various assessment techniques including both objective and subjective measures of cognition, personality, and psychopathology.

Psychotherapists can help support clients in working through issues they are facing in their lives and allow a safe, confidential space to talk and explore thoughts and feelings. Different therapists have experience in individuals, couples and/or families, and adopt specific approaches to a multitude of life’s challenges, including:

  •  stress, anxiety and depression
  • interpersonal issues and problems with identity and/or the Self
  • eating disorders and addictions
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • obsessive compulsive disorders and phobias
  • general feelings of disconnection

Psychotherapy is aimed at building trust between psychologist or therapist and client, learning and growing from the experience and ultimately healing.


Our Licensed Clinical Psychologists

hollyHolley Kaskel, Psy.D.

Dr. Holley earned her B.S. with honors at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. She then moved west to attend the California School of Professional Psychology in San Francisco, CA where she earned her M.A. and Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in clinical psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at UC Davis Medical School in the Department of Family and Community Medicine.

During this training, Dr. Holley worked closely with physicians to help medical patients deal with illness and pain and to understand the mind/body connection. She also facilitated courses for first year medical students, helping them develop sensitivity and rapport with their patients.

Dr. Holley’s postdoctoral fellowship was at Kaiser Permanente, one of the country’s largest managed health organizations. She performed a variety of psychological services; including crisis intervention, psychological assessment, and therapy with children, adolescents and adults. She ran a parent education group and a support group for children going through divorce. She also ran a depression support group for adults and received training in chemical dependency treatment. Dr. Holley worked with individuals, couples and families.

After completing her fellowship, she continued to work for Kaiser in their adolescent eating disorders program and child/adolescent and family program. Dr. Holley also has experience working with survivors of abuse, including childhood abuse and sexual trauma. Since that time, Dr. Holley has balanced private practice work with raising three children.

Dr. Holley is licensed in both California and Washington. She maintains active memberships in the American Psychological Association, the Washington State Psychological Association, and the Academy for Eating Disorders. She keeps her knowledge of the field current by attending conferences and taking continuing education courses regularly.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Holley call 425.996.8592

  • Dr. Holley – Privacy and Confidentiality Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Dr. Holley – HIPAA Consent Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Dr. Holley – Patient Psychosocial History Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Dr. Holley – Client Intake Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment

Isabel Barbuto - color photoIsabel G. Barbuto, PsyD Intern, MBA, Integrative Mind-Body

Isabel is an Integrative mind-body Psychotherapist, Life Coach and iRest® Yoga Nidra therapist.

Isabel uses evidence-based psychotherapy and coaching techniques to help clients develop healthy relationships and interconnectedness with others and Self.

A doctoral-level psychology intern she utilizes a multitude of contemplative, integrative and restorative approaches. These include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy (IPSRT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Object Relations Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and iRest® Integrative Restorative Yoga Nidra.

Isabel also teaches Yoga Nidra classes and is pursuing advanced training certification in the mindfulness-based practice of iRest® Integrative Restoration Yoga Nidra, a research-based transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry. Her doctoral research and ongoing studies are directly with iRest® protocol developer and her mentor, Richard Miller, PhD, clinical psychologist, author, researcher and internationally renowned yogic scholar.

Isabel offers reduced fees to current yoga members, uninsured, and private-pay clients who prefer to keep their right to full confidentiality by not using insurance.

To schedule an appointment with Isabel call 425 409-9455 or email her at isabel@urbanoasisyoga.com.


Lisa Head ShotLisa M. Hunter, MA, LMFT

Experience, Education, and Training: Lisa hold a Master’s degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Seattle, with a specialization in the Couple and Family Therapy Program.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with cum laude honors in Marketing and Finance from the University of Oregon.  Lisa’s education, training, and experience have prepared her to counsel clients of all ages, ethnicities, races, religions, and sexual orientations.

Lisa’s training and work experience includes interning at a youth and family center, a staff member for The Gottman Institute’s Couple Workshops, an on-call therapist for The Moore Center for Eating Disorders, a volunteer Crisis Line Advocate for LifeWire, and private practice.

Lisa has completed the advanced training and is a Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator as well as a Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program Educator. She is currently pursuing training towards becoming a Certified Gottman Therapist.

Holistic View of Treating Clients: As a marriage and family therapist, Lisa views each client’s problems within the context of their life and relationships. Lisa believes in treating clients holistically, using a biopsychosocial approach to create desired change. She recognizes and appreciates the mind-body connection. As such, Lisa believes it is important for clients to consider the whole person, including both psychological and physical health, and will often suggest collaboration with other healthcare providers.

Professional Memberships: Lisa is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  (LF60420826) in the state of Washington. Lisa maintains her membership as a Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy as well as the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Personal: Lisa lives and plays in Sammamish, WA, with her husband and four children, including a 16 year old daughter, and triplets who are 14 (two daughters, one son).  Where applicable, Lisa draws from her experience of parenting four children and her strong belief in self-care for as well as the importance of maintaining the connection in her relationship.

Please visit Lisa’s business website at www.lisahuntercounseling.com to read more about Lisa’s services and check out her blog. Also, check out the ‘Lisa Hunter Counseling Services’ Facebook page and ‘like’ it for tidbits and current topics.

If you want to reach Lisa to schedule a confidential appointment please call 425-736-9870.

Please complete the following forms prior to your first appointment:

  • Lisa Hunter- Professional Disclosure Statement Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Lisa Hunter- HIPAA Consent Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment
  • Lisa Hunter- Client Intake Form – [.pdf] – Please Complete Prior to First Appointment